SSX 3 – Consumer Guide

According to the ESRB, this game contains: Comic Mischief, Mild Violence

Parents should have little reason to worry: aside from the ability to knockdown other players, there isn't any sign of violence within. Some of the female characters, Elise for example, have a skimpier outfit or two that can be acquired, but the outfits are not over-the-top nor do they bare all. Songs themselves are not explicit versions and contain clean lyrics. In-game taunts from characters are competitive but not foul-mouthed.

SSX 3 is a solid extreme-snowboarding title. It's new direction should appeal to both veterans of SSX and SSX Tricky as well as newcomers alike. The array of events keeps things refreshing and the all-mountain free ride adds additional depth and challenges. PlayStation 2 owners have the added bonus of online play.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers shouldn't have any trouble with the game, but in-game taunts from opposing characters and dialogue during very brief "rival" cutscenes are not subtitled, neither is any DJ banter. There are solid visual cues during the game to find out progress as well as scoring among other elements of play and most essential gameplay information comes by way of the in-game's PDA interface.